Today, APA will be announcing its grant recipients for the Plan4Health project, a program funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. APA was one of three national organizations selected for this program and received $3 million to help increase access to nutritious foods and physical activity in our communities. APA will be redistributing $2.25 million of the grant to APA Chapter-led coalitions. The Plan4Health project is managed through APA’s Planning and Community Health Center.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced from Washington, D.C., the newly elected and appointed officers and directors to its 2015 Board of Directors, including Denise Grabowski of Symbioscity who will serve a three-year term in the Urban/Regional Planner seat.
Savannah leaders on Friday presented the Victorian Neighborhoods Association with certificates from the American Planning Association declaring the area one of the nation’s 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2014.
The national planning conference is quickly approaching and I am really looking forward to being in Atlanta at the end of April. I hear that the local host committee is ready to show us what Atlanta is all about! Thank you for your hard work. If you haven’t registered I hope you will make plans to attend. Whether you want to learn about brownfields, transit, economic development, neighborhood revitalization …
The American Planning Association (APA) today announced the designation of downtown Decatur as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2013. Each year during National Community Planning Month , APA’s Great Places in America program names 30 exemplary neighborhoods, streets and public spaces to highlight the role planning and planners play in adding value to communities, including fostering economic growth and jobs.